Tag Archives: handspun

Giftable Cowl

The Giftable Cowl was something I made up as I went along. I had some handspun yarn. I wanted a reversible cowl and I wanted to use as much of the yarn as possible. I was taking a break from … Continue reading

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Non-secret knitting

I’ve been working on a fair number of secret knitting projects and swatches lately, so I haven’t been showing you much knitting. This week I was waiting for something to dry and rather than work on the next urgent thing, … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL 2013: details and prizes

It’s almost time! The 100th Tour de France begins on June 29th in Corsica, and so on June 29th my fourth annual Tour de France Knit Along (KAL) begins. It will run until July 21st, 2013. This year’s pattern is … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: yarn!

It took ages (almost a month) to spin this, but I finally have yarn! I have 2 skeins of Jewelled Seas, both of them 9-ply (chain plied & then chain plied again). The singles were rather skinny, because even though … Continue reading

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A quick knit

Many of my recent skeins of handspun have had me thinking about making cowls. That could be because it’s winter. We’re having occasional cold weather spells that are bad enough that the kids get kept in at recess time at … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL prizes and preview

I’ve been busy wrapping up work on the pattern for this year’s Tour de France Knit Along (KAL). ┬áParticipation in the KAL is simple. You can knit or you can cheer the participants on. If you’re knitting, the pattern’s going … Continue reading

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Not the quickest way to clean up (part 1)

This past weekend I was working my way through the house tidying some stuff up and putting it away. I tackled the table that’s beside the chair I knit in. That’s where my knitting stuff on the go gets piled. … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: green + bamboo

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! The limerick contest ends today! To win beautiful merino/silk lace yarn from Indigodragonfly, my Clover Shawl pattern, and some lucky stitch markers from Francine ends today, leave your limerick as a comment on the contest post … Continue reading

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Caught in a trap

A colour trap, that is. We’re back home now, but we spent a fair bit of time this March break in Sudbury. Driving around looking for a restaurant at one point I spotted Sweet Yarns and I had to go … Continue reading

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December scarf winners

We had another contest in my Ravelry group in December. Anyone who knit one of my scarf patterns last month was eligible for a prize. The winners got: one of my patterns janielet43 and LiLiBean took Strand of Pearls. sherrylkaye … Continue reading

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